Minnesota added 28.400 jobs last month, but that doesn't necessarily mean a recovery has taken hold.
"Minnesota added 28,400 jobs in August, largely related to laid-off state employees returning to work after the three-week government shutdown ended," the state Department of Employment and Economic Development said Thursday.
Better news: initial claims for unemployment benefits were 19,625 in August, which is the fewest in three years, according to the new figures.
The state's jobless rate remained unchanged from July at 7.2 percent.
The House GOP campaign committee said Thursday they are launching a TV ad against DFL candidate Andrew Carlson, as he runs in the special election to replace former Rep. Ann Lenczewski, the longtime DFL lawmaker who retired last year.
Chelsea Clinton made her first campaign stop in Minnesota Wednesday, visiting House DFL Leader Paul Thissen's south Minneapolis home with Gov. Mark Dayton to build support for her mother's presidential bid ahead of the March 1 caucuses.